News from the Field: August 2017

News From The Field: August 2017This month, we’re featuring a podcast from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health on healthcare for foster youth.

We also have a few child welfare related resources and a lot of early Fall conferences coming up. Take advantage of those early bird rates!

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News from the Field

UT Child Welfare Conference 2017: Call for Presenters
We are gearing up for this year’s conference! Applications due August 18th!

Continuum of Youth Engagement Part 3: Inspiring Recovery, Developing Peer Support Opportunities
TNOYS & LifeWorks: August 9th, (TODAY) 1-4:30 pm, CEUs available

HYP Workshop: Kids at The Capitol: Recap of the 2017 Legislative Session
August 22nd, 3-4:30 pm, LifeWorks East, 1.5 CEUs available

Learn All The Time Network: Community Meeting
join other out of school time youth-serving providers August 24th, 9-11pm, ATX

Texas Council on Family Violence Annual Statewide Conference
August 27-30th, ATX

Psychoanalytic Lunch & Learn: Mentalization & Reflective Parenting 
Join us on September 19th, 11:30-1pm, 1.5 CEUs
Registration opens August 21st- fills quickly!

Texas State of Mind: Engage & Excel
Improve the behavioral health system in ATX: September 20-22

2017 Partners in Prevention Conference
DFPS: October 3-5, San Antonio, TX

41st Annual NASW/Texas Conference
Early bird registration now open. October 5-7, Galveston, TX

13th Annual Strengthening Youth and Families Conference
October 30th- November 2nd, Georgetown, TX

Updates from the Field: Tools & Tactics for Trusted Adults
The National Campaign to Prevent Unplanned pregnancy: Webinar on initiating positive, sustainable conversations with youth transitioning out of foster care.

Hard Times and Healing Toolkit
A Resilience Framework for Domestic Violence (DV) and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

The Road to Adulthood
New report from Annie E. Casey Foundation: Aligning child welfare practice with adolescent brain development

Unlocking Potential: The Strength of Our Stories As The Key to Child Welfare Reform
Former foster youth propose foster care reforms to Congress through CCAI’s Foster Youth Internship Program

Podcast: Integrated Health Care for Foster Youth
“Into The Fold” from Hogg Foundation for Mental health

Did we miss something? Let us know by contacting TXICFW Communications Coordinator, Kate McKerlie ( if you would like us to start including your events and opportunities.